Spring Cleaning Doesn't Have to Be a Chore
Like it or not, spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. Sprucing up for springtime is easier and might even be enjoyable with a well thought out campaign.Think of the things you need to do and do them in some order.
You make take a room at a time such as bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, den, laundry room, etc. Or you can categorize your chores. For instance, you may do all the windows throughout the house, all the closets or all the cabinets.
Do your spring cleaning in a way that will make it seem like fun instead of a chore.
Follow these suggestions for your spring cleaning ease.
- Clean out all clutter and throw it away instead of moving it to a place where no one can see it.
- Toss out old newspapers and magazines or take them to a doctor's office where visitors will have something to do while they wait.
- Arrange books on your cluttered bookshelf Donate books you no longer wait to your public library or local thrift shop.
- Give away all the clothes you haven't worn in years.
- Throw about excess things from the top of your dresser and dresser drawers.
- Clean your reading and writing area.
- By all means, clean out your "junk drawer" wherever it may be.
- Take down the curtains and put the in the dryer with a damp hand towel to pick up dust. Run the dryer for five minutes on the air-fluff cycle.
- Before re-hanging the curtains, clean walls and woodwork with a mop covered with a damp rag.
- Clean vertical blinds by putting on a cotton glove and running your fingers across each slat.
- Wash windows and glass fixtures with a cotton rag and a solution of one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and three pints of water.
VACUUM, MOP AND POLISH
- Vacuum couches and upholstered chairs.
- Clean and polish wood furniture.
- Move furniture to center of room to clean carpet edges and baseboards with the vacuum cleaner.
The kitchen should be included for safety, nutrition and taste.
- Check frozen food. Keep only packages that are not past the use by date.
- Defrost the refrigerate. Use baking soda sprinkled on a damp sponge to cut mold.
- Check all refrigerated food. Discard mayonnaise and salad dressing if the oil has separated or if it looks or smells suspicious.
- Discard moldy bread, pastry, soft foods and liquids from the refrigerator.
- Use a solution of one ounces chlorine bleach and one quart warm water to remove mold from rubber casings of the refrigerator.
- Inspect cabinets and counter tops.
- Check canned good, bottles, pastas, macaroni and mixes for use by dates.
- Examine cans and jars of food for cracks, bulging lids and cloudy liquid.
- Clean under canisters and boxes set on the counter tops.
- Inspect cabinets and discard all expired cans, boxes and packages.
- Clean toilet.
- Clean bathtub.
- Clean bathroom mirror
When you do your spring cleaning or any cleaning, throw away anything that is broken or in need of repair. Why? Because it contains "dead energy." Now you know why you don't feel chipper and up to par on most days. It is because your house is full of broken things containing dead energy that is sucking the life out of you.
After you have thrown away items with dead energy, replace them with living things such as planes or small pets such as a gold fish.
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